Summer Skin

‘When the harsh summer sun beats down..looking good can be tricky!’

Like most guys if I’m given the chance to look and feel my best I jump at the chance! But looking good and feeling great can be tricky once the harsh summer sun starts to beat down. I can suffer from dry and irritated skin and sometimes even breakouts, lately I’ve seen this as a sign to reassess my summer skin routine.

With a different male grooming product landing on my desk daily I often feel adrift in a sea of products, but one thing I do know is that when it comes to summer skincare I like to keep things simple. What works for me is the advanced protection and security that comes from quality products and if I can find them in one range then even better. So on sweltering days on the beach – or worse, in the office – my summer skin needs a simple no-fuss routine.

For me that comes in three clear steps: cleanse, shave and finish:

Cleanse – As temperatures rise my skin needs to breathe so I wash daily to remove dirt and grease and unblock pores. I save time by keeping my face wash in the shower and use it as part of my morning routine. For a deeper clean I like to shake off the week’s dirt by exfoliating on a Sunday evening with Dove Men+Care Face Scrub Deep Clean+.

Shave – Before I even think about shaving I use Dove Men+Care Pro Moisture Shave Cream Hydrate+ to soothe and prepare my skin for a silky smooth shave. I may be a beard weird (not for much longer) but I still need to trim my scruff so after washing my beard with warm water I trim and shape it.

Finish – Nothing is as unpredictable as the British weather so I like to be prepared and for me that means slathering on a moisturiser with SPF to protect against sun damage, Dove Men+Care Ultra Hydrating Cream adds an initial blast of moisture then continues to leave my skin feeling great until lights out!

We spoke to Dove Men+Care Technical Expert, Katherine Frizoni, for some more top tips:

Summer Skincare Routine:

Wash – remove dirt and grease from the skin to keep pores unblocked so skin can breathe. Do this by washing your face daily, and to save time, keep your Sensitive+ Face Wash in the shower and use as part of your regular morning routine.

Exfoliate – once a week use the Dove Men+Care Deep Clean+ Scrub to exfoliate dead skin cells. Make sure to splash skin with cool water to help close pores afterwards.

Moisturise – once skin is dry apply a Dove Men+Care moisturiser to keep skin hydrated and lock in moisture for the rest of the day.

Dove Men+Care Face Scrub Deep Clean+: RRP £4.29 available at Boots or
Dove Men+Care Pro Moisture Shave Cream Hydrate+: RRP £2.99 available at Boots or
Dove Men+Care Ultra Hydrating Cream: RRP £8.99 available at Boots or

For more info on Dove grooming products, visit the Dove Facebook page or the Dove Men+Care website

Nick Cox

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